Saudi Red Sea Authority signs 2 MoUs at Tourism Forum 2024

By Arya M Nair, Official Reporter
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SRSA signs MoUs with SIRC & NMA
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The Saudi Red Sea Authority (SRSA), a regulator of marine tourism activities in Saudi’s Red Sea, has signed two memoranda of understanding (MoUs) during the Saudi Tourism Forum 2024.

The MoUs were signed with the Saudi Investment Recycling Company (SIRC) and the National Maritime Academy (NMA). It aims to share its main mandates, services, and progress towards enabling coastal tourism.

The signing took place within the framework of the SRSA’s mandates, which include developing policies, plans, and programs required to regulate maritime and navigational tourism activities, as well as develop a mechanism to ensure the protection of the marine environment in which these activities are carried out, thereby enhancing human capability in fields relating to coastal tourism.

The first MoU was signed by SRSA’s acting CEO Mohammed Al-Asiri, and SIRC’s CEO Eng. Ziyad Al-Shiha. The second MoU was signed by SRSA’s Head of the Partnerships Prince Saud Al-Saud and National Maritime Academy’s Managing Director Captain Turki Alshehri.

Red Sea Global Authority signs 2 MoUs
Officials during the signing ceremony.
  • The MoU signed by SRSA and SIRC aims to establish a coastal tourism command center in Riyadh, which will focus on several crucial aspects including the environment, security, safety, tourism, and a project to install, supply, monitor, and maintain mooring buoys along the Red Sea. It also will regulate waste management and recycling in facilities and sites where navigational and marine tourism activities are practiced, including initiatives for waste treatment and disposal in the Red Sea.
  • The MoU signed by SRSA and the National Maritime Academy will provide training and consulting studies in the field of sustainable marine protection, marine tourism and recreational activities.

These MoUs come as part of its objective to integrate with its partners in the public and private sectors locally and internationally, in addition to expanding its strategic partnerships, exchanging experiences, and implementing best practices to promote regenerative tourism, sustainable development, and showcasing the pristine wonders of the Red Sea as a global tourism destination while preserving and protecting its environment.

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